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AMREF Africa CEO calls for increased taxes on sugar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The global Chief Executive Officer of international NGO, AMREF Africa, Dr. Gitahi Githinji, has called for legislation on fast foods and sugar if Uganda is to tackle the growing public health threat of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). He said recent statistics are showing that globally …

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URA cancels VAT Registration for 1693 ineligible taxpayers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has effective 31st October 2019 cancelled Value Added Tax (VAT) registration of 1,693  taxpayers.  The 1,693 taxpayers have been relived of the duty to charge VAT on their supplies. URA has mainly targeted taxpayers who do not file monthly returns, or …

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URA temporarily suspends new rules on import clearance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City traders have suspended their planned strike after agreeing with Uganda Revenue Authority-URA to temporarily suspend it directive stopping them from putting their goods in customs warehouses in Mombasa and compel them to pay taxes immediately they reach the port entry. The directive, which had …

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Uganda reviewing double taxation agreements to stop tax leakages

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has started revising double taxation agreements it has with developed countries to plug tax loopholes that many corporations have been using to evade taxes. Double taxation agreements govern which country has the right to tax corporate profit when a company has subsidiaries …

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E-LogRev: Uganda rolls out new Electronic Revenue Management System

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Local Government has rolled out the automated Revenue Management System, e-logRev aimed at increasing revenue collections. The online tool is used for local taxpayers’ registration, payment assessments, e-payment, reconciliation, enforcement, reporting and integration with other government agencies. The system was launched …

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URA realizes low revenue collection in August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) realized less revenue last month with both domestic and international taxes performing poorly. According to Ministry of Finance filings for the month, collections in August were below target by 149 billion shillings. Overall, URA collected 1.4 trillion shillings in August, …

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How URA Customs is positioned to champion AfCFTA Agreement

The African Continental Free trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement: How is URA Customs positioned to champion this agenda? GUEST COLUMN | DICKSONS KATESHUMBWA | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Customs department was central in the negotiations that culminated in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Whereas legally binding effective on 30th …

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Minister encourages use of gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Water and Environment Minister Sam Cheptoris has suggested that the government considers exempting taxes from all gas products and distributes gas cylinders at discounted rates in order to reduce the destruction of forests. Cheptoris says that the initial price of gas cylinders is a …

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